Community Development Committee

Committee Membership 2019 – 2020

Chairman – Simon Kimberley

Deputy Chairman – Isabel Stone

Christine Bell

Noel Bullock

Danny Harrison

Damien McKenna

Jane Senior

The main duties of the Community Development Committee are to: deal with matters relating to crime prevention, public safety,  CCTV and consider applications for Community grants.  This committee administers the budget for entertainment with events such as the Lantern Festival, Christmas Lights Switch-on, Easter Bonnet Parade and a Summer programme.

Application for Community Grant

An information sheet showing details of a community grant that is available to voluntary and community organisations within the Morley Town Council area can be downloaded below, together with an application form.

Committee Meetings

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING 

TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY,7TH NOVEMBER 2019 AT 7.00 P.M
TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE, MORLEY TOWN HALL

 AGENDA

1.    To Record Attendance

2.    To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

3.   Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.  Also to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct

4.    To approve Minutes of the meeting held on 3/10/19

5.    To receive verbal report on Policing matters

6.   To discuss feedback from Lantern Festival and Disco – 31/10/19

7.   To discuss arrangements for Christmas Lights switch-on event:-

(i)         Agree quotation for £3,924.00 (no VAT) from Leeds Lights (LCC) re: festive lights on Queen Street.

(ii)        Approve expenditure in respect of Christmas Lights Switch-on event 30/11/19

(ii)        Approve expenditure in respect of invoice dated 7/10/19 from Big Bang Fireworks Ltd. for £2,000 for Professional Firework Display for Christmas Lights switch-on (Note: Invoice will not be paid until after the event)

8.    To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2019/20

(ii)        Grant applications:-

None received

9.    To approve items of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice 1/10/19 from Robrook Press Ltd for £65.00 (excl VAT) re. Lantern flyers

10.   To discuss and agree Budgets for 2020/21 and review 2019/20 budgets: –

(i)         To consider 3-year financial plan (as discussed at Finance, GP & Strategic Committee on 24/7/19) – item deferred from last meeting

(ii)        Review of Current Financial Year’s Budget – 2019/20

(ii)        To discuss and agree Budget proposals for 2020/21 (to be submitted to Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee)

11.   To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

12.   Date and time of next meeting

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, 3RD OCTOBER 2019

1.         To Record Attendance
Present: Cllrs I Stone (Deputy Chairman), D Harrison, J Senior and N Bullock.

Cllr W Kidger, Pc Brown (Police), PCSO Townend (Police) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

2.         To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Cllrs C Bell and D McKenna.  The reasons given for absence were noted and accepted.

3.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were no declarations of interest.

4.         To approve minutes of the meeting held on 5/9/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 5/9/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

Cllr W Kidger, PC Brown and PCSO Townend arrived at this point.

5.         To receive verbal report on Policing matters

Pc Brown gave a verbal report on the latest recorded crime figures as at 2/10/19 within the Morley area, criminal damage 9, burglaries from commercial premises 14, theft from shops 8, domestic disturbances 1 and robbery 2.

Pc Brown and PCSO Townend left the meeting at this point.

6.         To discuss feedback from:-

(i)         Heritage Open Days – 14/9/19

A verbal report was given.  The tours were well attended.  Cllr Kidger informed members that the Town Hall has been booked for 12 and 13/9/20.

7.         To discuss arrangements for:-

(i)         Lantern Festival and Disco – 31/10/19

It was reported tickets will be issued from Peekaboo and the Town Council office.  DTC to send email to Councillors requesting volunteers.  PCSO presence has been requested.

(iii)       Christmas Lights Switch-on event – 30/11/19

Arrangements are on-going.  Email to be sent out to Councillors in November for volunteers to steward the event.

8.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2019/20

Noted.

Cllr Kidger left the meeting at this point.

(ii)        Grant applications:-

(a)          Morley Allstars Majorettes

Two representatives attended to make a presentation.  An application had been made for a grant of £750 to purchase uniforms and equipment for competitions.

Following a discussion, it was agreed to award a grant of £750.

9.         To consider 3-year financial plan (as discussed at Finance, GP & Strategic Committee on 24/7/19)

This item was deferred to the next meeting.

10.       To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

11.       Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Thursday, 7th November 2019 at 7.00 pm.

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, 5TH SEPTEMBER 2019

1.         To Record Attendance
Present: Cllrs S Kimberley (Chairman), I Stone, D Harrison, C Bell and D McKenna.

K Oakley (Town Clerk) also attended.

2.         To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Cllrs N Bullock and J Senior.  The reasons given for absence were noted and accepted.

3.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

Cllrs I Stone and C Bell declared an ‘other’ interest in item 11(i) as they are both members of the Morley Arts Festival Committee.

4.         To approve minutes of the meeting held on 4/7/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 4/7/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

The Chairman brought forward item 8 at this point.

8.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2019/20

Noted.

(ii)        Grant applications:-

(a)          Morley and District Family History Group

Two representatives attended to make a presentation.  An application had been made for a grant of £750 for a project and production of ‘Cameo’ newsletter.

Following a discussion, it was agreed to award a grant of £750.

5.         To receive verbal report on Policing matters

There was no Police representative present.

The Town Clerk was asked to contact the Iocal Inspector to request that, if a representative cannot attend meetings, can we have a written report instead.

6.         To discuss feedback from:-

(i)         Outdoor Cinema/Yorkshire Day – 3/8/19

A verbal report was given on the event, which was a popular, busy day.

7.         To discuss arrangements for:-

(i)         Heritage Open Days – September 2019

Cllrs D Harrison and I Stone had previously volunteered to assist with refreshments.

(ii)        Lantern Festival and Disco – 31/10/19

It was reported that the DJ is booked and tickets will be issued.

(iii)       Christmas Lights Switch-on event – 30/11/19

It was reported that the stage and fireworks display are booked.

9.         To discuss proposal for 10K run and event

Following a discussion, it was agreed to set up a working group comprising Cllrs S Kimberley, D McKenna and J Aveyard to take this forward.

10.       To consider 3-year financial plan (as discussed at Finance, GP & Strategic Committee on 24/7/19)

Following a discussion, members were asked to give this matter further consideration.

11.       To consider release of grants (included in 2019/20 budget):-

(i)         £10,000 to Morley Arts Festival

It was proposed and agreed to release the £10,000 of funding to Morley Arts Festival, included in the 2019/20 budget.

(ii)        £4,000 to Morley In Bloom

Following a discussion, it was agreed that the MIB Committee be asked if they need the funding and what it is to spent on.  This item to be included on the next agenda.

12.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 14/8/19 from the Office of the P&CC West Yorkshire for £16,968 re. contribution to funding of PCSO’s Q1 2019/20

This item of expenditure was approved.

13.       To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

14.   Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Thursday, 3rd October 2019 at 7.00 pm.

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, 4TH JULY 2019

1.         To Record Attendance
Present: Cllrs I Stone (Deputy Chairman), D Harrison, J Senior and D McKenna.

G Fowler (Tingley Brass Band) (late arrival) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk), also attended.

2.         To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Cllrs C Bell, N Bullock and S Kimberley.  The reasons given for absence were noted and accepted.

G Fowler arrived at this point.

3.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were no declarations.

4.         To approve minutes of the meeting held on 6/6/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 6/6/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

5.         To receive verbal report on Policing matters

There was no Police representative present.

6.         To discuss feedback from:-

(i)         March and Hymn Tune Competition – 16/6/19

G Fowler gave a verbal report.  The contest had been good, but poorly attended.

Cllr Kimberley had sent an email with comments on the day, the pertinent points were read out.  G Fowler feels the date of the contest had an adverse effect on attendance and is considering changing the date in 2020.

7.         To discuss arrangements for:-

(i)         Pop-up cinema/Yorkshire Day – 3/8/19

A budget of £3,336 was proposed and agreed.

(ii)        Heritage Open Days – September 2019

DTC advised members Saturday, 14/9/19 had been registered with Heritage Open Days and of a conversation with Dr C McManus (Morley Community Archives) regarding the tours on the day and provision of refreshments.  Cllrs D Harrison and I Stone volunteered to assist with the refreshments.

(iii)       Lantern Festival and Disco – 31/10/19

A budget of £200 was proposed and agreed.

(iv)       Christmas Lights Switch-on event – 30/11/19

A budget of £7,000 was proposed and agreed.

8.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2019/20

Noted.

(ii)        Grant applications:- There were no applications.

9.         To consider release of grants (included in 2019/20 budget):-

(i)         £1,500 to Morley Murals

It was proposed and agreed to release the funds to Morley Murals, included in the 2019/20 budget.

10.       To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

11.       Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Thursday, 5th September 2019 at 7.00 pm.

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, 6TH JUNE 2019

1.         To Record Attendance

Present: Cllrs S Kimberley (Chairman), D Harrison, I Stone and J Senior.

G Fowler (Tingley Brass Band), K Hardwick (Morley & District Lions Club) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk), also attended.

  1. To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

            Apologies were received from Cllrs C Bell and N Bullock.  The reasons given for absence were noted and accepted. 

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

Cllr Kimberley declared an ‘other’ interest in item 8 (i) (a) grant application from Siegen Circle as he is Chairman of their committee.

  1. To approve minutes of the meeting held on 4/4/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 4/4/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

The Chairman brought forward items 7 and 8

  1. To discuss arrangements for:- 

            (i)         March and Hymn Tune Competition – 16/6/19

K Hardwick gave a verbal report and requested that badges, as in previous years, be given to the scouts.  Eleven bands are taking part with a start time of 12.30pm.  Volunteers are required to assist in setting up prior to the event.

G Fowler and K Hardwick left the meeting at this point.

(ii)        Pop-up cinema/Yorkshire Day 3/8/19 (costings to be confirmed and agreed)

This item was deferred to the next meeting.

(iii)       Heritage Open Days – September 2019

The Deputy Town Clerk was asked to contact Morley Archives and ascertain whether they wish to arrange this event.

(iv)       Lantern Festival and Disco – 31/10/19 (costings to be confirmed and agreed)

This item was deferred to the next meeting.

(v)        Christmas Lights Switch-on event – 30/11/19 (costings to be confirmed and agreed)

This item was deferred to the next meeting.

  1. To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grant applications:-

(a)        Siegen Circle Association

Two representatives attended to present this application for a grant of £750 to pay the cost of a coach and towards the cost of the final evening’s meal.

Following a discussion, it was agreed to award a grant of £750.

Cllr Kimberly abstained from voting on this item.

  1. To receive verbal report on Policing matters

There was no Police representative in attendance.

  1. To discuss feedback from:-

            (i)         Easter Bonnet Parade and Competition – 20/4/19

The Deputy Town Clerk gave a verbal report.          

  1. To consider release of grants (included in 2019/20 budget):-

            (i)         £10,000 to The Royal Society of St George

It was agreed to release these funds.

  1. To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

            The next scheduled meeting will take place on Thursday, 4th July 2019 at 7.00 pm.

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, 4TH APRIL 2019

1.         To Record Attendance
Present: Cllrs S Kimberley (Chairman), S Varley, J Rodley, A Dalton and N Bullock.

G Fowler (Tingley Brass Band), K Hardwick (Morley & District Lions Club) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk), also attended.

2.         To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Cllrs W Kidger and R Bell.

The reasons given for absence were noted and accepted.

3.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were no declarations received.

4.         To approve minutes of the meeting held on 7/3/19 and the Extraordinary meeting held on 19/3/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 7/2/19 and the Extraordinary meeting held on 19/3/19 were agreed as a true and correct records.

5.         To receive verbal report on Policing matters

There was no Police representative in attendance.

6.         To discuss feedback from:-

(i)         Schools Music Festival 9/3/19

Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to hold the festival in 2020.       The Deputy Town Clerk was asked to book the rooms for either 7th, 14th or 21st March 2020.

The Chairman brought forward item 7 (ii)

7.         To discuss arrangements for:-

(ii)        March and Hymn Tune Competition – 16/6/19

G Fowler reported that arrangements were ongoing.

The Chairman brought forward item 9

9.         To discuss and agree release of funding of £2,000 for 2019/20 to Morley Lions Club (£2,000 included in 2019/20 CDC Budget)

The release of £2,000, included in the 2019/20 budget, was agreed.

G Fowler & K Hardwick left the meeting at this point.

7.         To discuss arrangements for:-

(i)         Easter Bonnet Parade and Competition – 20/4/19

The Deputy Town Clerk advised members that arrangements were ongoing, and volunteers would be required.  It was requested that an email asking for volunteers to be sent to all Councillors.

8.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2018/19

This information was noted.

(ii)        Grant applications:-

No grant applications had been received.

Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed Cllr Kimberley would write a piece on successful grant applications for the Town Council’s website.

10.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 23/3/19 from the Office of the P&CC West Yorkshire for £16,794 re. contribution to PCSO’s Q4 2018/19.

11.       To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

12.       Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting date will be agreed at the Annual Full Council Meeting being held on Wednesday, 15th May 2019.

 

MINUTES OF EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, 19TH MARCH 2019

1.         To Record Attendance
Present: Cllrs S Kimberley (Chairman), S Varley, R Bell and A Dalton.

W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk), also attended.

2.         To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Cllrs W Kidger and N Bullock.

The reasons given were noted and accepted.

3.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were no declarations received.

4.         To consider information provided by L Raynor, Partnership Funding Officer, West Yorkshire Police re. Town Council 50% funding of 4 PCSO’s in 2019/20 (email dated 5/2/19 – see attached copy)

Note:  Budget heading 4250 – Policing £70,000 in 2019/20.  Budget for 2019/20 formally approved by Full Council on 16/1/19.

The information was considered and noted and the figures approved.

5.         To receive ‘draft’ document prepared by the Highways & Transportation Committee – ‘Memorandum of Understanding for the funding and management of a Floral Initiative Scheme in Morley Town Centre’ – copy attached for consideration/comments

The ‘draft’ document was received and considered.  There were no comments.

6.         Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting is to be held on Thursday, 4th April 2019 at 7 pm.

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, 7TH MARCH 2019

1.         To Record Attendance

Present: Cllrs S Kimberley (Chairman), S Varley, J Rodley, R Bell and N Bullock.

G Fowler (Tingley Brass Band), K Hardwick (Morley Lions) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk), also attended.

To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

            Apologies were received from Cllrs W Kidger and A Dalton.

The reasons given were noted and accepted.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were no declarations received.

  1. To approve minutes of the meeting held on 7/2/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 7/2/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To receive verbal report on Policing matters

There was no Police attendance.

  1. To discuss arrangements for:- 

            The Chairman brought forward item 6(iii)

            (iii)       March and Hymn Tune Competition – 16/6/19

G Fowler gave a verbal report on the arrangements to date.  All adjudicators had now been secured, advertisements were in two northern publications and seven bands have entered the competition.  Morley Lions are actively seeking advertisers for the programme. 

            G Fowler and K Hardwick left the meeting at this point.

The Chairman brought forward item 7.

  1. To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2018/19

This information was noted.  Members suggested that the grant monies awarded during the financial year should be noted on the Town Council website. 

(ii)        Grant applications:-

  • Morley Glen Junior FC

Two representatives attended to present this application for £671 to purchase additional and replace existing goals for the Under 6’s group.  Following a discussion, it was agreed to award a grant of £750.

  1. To discuss arrangements for:-

            (i)         Schools Music Festival – 9/3/19

DTC advised members two schools had withdrawn from the festival, taking the number of schools taking part to five.

(ii)        Easter Bonnet Parade and Competition and agree associated expenditure – 20/4/19

Arrangements are on-going with the Town Centre Manager.  A budget of £75 was proposed and agreed to purchase Easter Eggs. 

  1. To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

            The next meeting would be an Extraordinary meeting to be held on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 at 7.00 pm.

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, 7TH FEBRUARY 2019

1.         To Record Attendance

Present: Cllrs S Kimberley (Chairman), S Varley, A Dalton and N Bullock (late arrival),

W Kidger (late arrival).  Pc R Hulme (Morley NPT), G Fowler (Tingley Brass Band) (late arrival) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk), also attended.

  1. To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

            Apologies were received from Cllr R Bell and Rachael Kennedy (Town Centre Manager).  The reasons given were noted and accepted.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were no declarations received.

  1. To approve minutes of the meeting held on 3/1/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 3/1/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

Cllr N Bullock and G Fowler arrived during the above item.

  1. To received verbal report on Policing matters

Pc Hulme gave an overview of the current situation regarding reported crimes in the Morley wards. There have been overall seven burglaries from businesses and nine burglaries from residential homes.  The Police had two suspects, one arrested and a warrant issued against second.

Cllr Kidger arrived at this point.

There have been 14 thefts of motor vehicles and seven thefts from lockers at the Leisure Centre.  Sixteen thefts from shops with five suspects being arrested.

Pc Hulme left the meeting at this point.

  1. To discuss arrangements for:-

            (ii)        March and Hymn Tune Competition – 16/6/19

G Fowler gave a verbal report on the arrangements to date.  Four bands have entered the competition. 

            G Fowler left the meeting at this point.

             (i)         Schools Music Festival and agree associated expenditure – 9/3/19

DTC advised members five schools had responded.  Reminder email will be sent out week commencing 11/2/19.

  1. To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2018/19

This information was noted.   

(ii)        Grant applications:-

There were no grant applications received.

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice from Leeds City Council for £413.37 re. room hire for Schools Music Festival 9/3/19.

This item of expenditure was agreed.

  1. To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

            The next scheduled meeting is on Thursday, 7th March 2019 at 7.00 pm.

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, 3RD JANUARY 2019

1.         To Record Attendance

Present: Cllrs S Kimberley (Chairman), S Varley, A Dalton and N Bullock.  Ps C Stevens (Morley NPT) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk), also attended.

  1. To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

            Apologies received from Cllr R Bell.  The reason given was noted and accepted. 

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were no declarations received.

  1. To approve minutes of the meeting held on 3/11/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 3/11/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To received verbal report on Policing matters

Ps Stevens gave an overview of the current situation regarding reported crimes in the Morley wards. Over the Christmas period reported crimes has been relatively low compared with neighbouring areas.  Majority of crimes reported were burglary from businesses and there has been an arrest, with the offender awaiting a Crown Court appearance.  There were 2 reported incidents on the Newlands estate, neither of these were connected to the recent troubles involving youths.

Ps Stevens left the meeting at this point.

  1. To discuss feedback for:-

(i)         Christmas Lights Switch-on event 1/12/18

It was reported that the event had been a success and well attended.  There were no issues/incident with the numbers of people attending.  This event is growing year on year.  DTC advised members that the costings for 2019 would be increasing, especially with regards the firework display and stage hire.  Costs have been held for a few years.

  1. To discuss arrangements for:-

            (i)         Schools Music Festival and agree associated expenditure – 9/3/19

DTC advised members an email had been sent out prior to the Christmas break.  As yet no responses had been received.  DTC also advised members that the rooms had been booked and an invoice would require payment prior to the event, together with purchase of refreshments for the children and the tea bar.  It was proposed a budget of £750 to cover the room hire and refreshments.  This was agreed.

(ii)        March and Hymn Tune Competition 16/6/19

There was no one from either the organisers or Round Table attended to give an update.  Members agreed that the in- coming Mayor for 2019-20 be asked to host a reception for visiting civic and personal guests in the Mayor’s Parlour prior to the start of the competition as in previous years. 

  1. To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2018/19

This information was noted.   

(ii)        Grant applications:-

There were no grant applications received.

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 4/11/18 from Leeds City Council for £2,982.00 (excl VAT) re. CCTV charges from April 2018 to March 2019

(ii)        Invoice dated 5/12/18 from Leeds City Council for £3,500.00 (excl VAT) re. contribution towards festive light display 2018

(iii)       Invoice dated 19/12/18 from the Office of the P&CC West Yorkshire for £16,794.00 re. contribution to PCSO’s Q3 2018/19

These items of expenditure were agreed.

  1. To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

            The next scheduled meeting is on Thursday, 7th February 2019 at 7.00 pm

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, 8TH NOVEMBER 2018

1.         To Record Attendance
Present: Cllrs S Kimberley (Chairman), R Bell, S Varley, A Dalton and N Bullock.

W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk), also attended.

2.         To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies received from Cllrs W Kidger and J Rodley.  The reasons given were noted and accepted.

3.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were no declarations received.

4.         To approve minutes of the meeting held on 4/10/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 4/10/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

5.         To received verbal report on Policing matters

No member of the Police attended.

6.        To discuss feedback for:-

(i)         Lantern Festival and Disco – 1/11/18

The even went well, with approximately 60 pumpkins entered the competition.  Lower number attended compared with previous year, but the event was manageable.

7.         To discuss arrangements for:-

(i)         Christmas Lights Switch-on event and to agree associated expenditure – 1/12/18

Arrangements are in place.  DTC to send email out to councillors for volunteer stewards at the evening event.

(ii)        Schools Music Festival – 9/3/19

DTC to send out email to schools.

8.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2018/19

This information was noted.

(ii)        Grant applications:-

(a)  St Paul’s Church

Two representatives attended to present this application.  A grant of £750 had been requested for the purchase of a computer and a coffee making machine.  Following a discussion, it was agreed to award a grant of £750.

9.         To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 24/10/18 from the Office of the P&CC West Yorkshire for £16,794.00 re. contribution to PCSO’s Q2 2018/19

This item of expenditure was agreed.

10.       To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

11.       Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting is on Thursday, 3rd January 2019 at 7.00 pm.

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, 4TH OCTOBER 2018

1.         To Record Attendance
Present: Cllrs S Kimberley (Chairman), R Bell, S Varley and N Bullock.

K Hardwick (Morley & District Lions) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk), also attended.

2.         To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies received from:-  Cllrs A Dalton and W Kidger.  Reasons given were noted.

3.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were declarations received.

4.         To approve minutes of the meeting held on 13/9//18

The minutes of the meeting held on 13/9/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

5.         To received verbal report on Policing matters

No member of the Police attended.

6.        To discuss feedback for:-

(i)         Heritage Open Day – 15/9/18

The tours around the Town Hall were well attended.  The Community Archives put on a display in the Large Banqueting room and refreshments were served at the end of each of the tours.

7.         To discuss arrangements for:-

(i)         Lantern Festival and Disco and to agree associated expenditure – 1/11/18

Flyers will be distributed to primary schools week commencing 15/10/18 and tickets will be available from the Town Council office.  Mayor and Mayoress to judge the lanterns.  Morley Lions have provided the prizes.  DTC to email Councillors requesting volunteer stewards for the event.  Setting up and decoration of Alexandra Hall from 4pm.

(ii)        Christmas Lights Switch-on event and to agree associated expenditure – 1/12/18

Arrangements are on-going.  Members agreed to pay invoices when they come in.

K Hardwick left the meeting at this point.

8.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2018/19

This information was noted.

(ii)        Grant applications:-

(a)  Denshaws, Newlands and Rydals T.A.R.A.

No representative attended to present this application.

9.         To discuss letter dated 21/5/18 re. ‘Little Free Libraries’

Helen Connell and Louise Bentley attended to present information on the background and ethos of the ‘Little Free Libraries’.  To date money has been crowd funded to purchase one of the boxes to house the free library, with books being donated by members of the public.

Mrs Bentley requested assistance in identifying a suitable site for the box in the Town Centre, preferably in Windsor Court and within the range of a CCTV camera for security purposes.  DTC to contact LeedsWatch to ascertain the ranges of the cameras within the Town Centre and report back.

L Bentley and H Connell left the meeting at this point.

10.       To discuss and agreed Budgets for 2019/20 and review 2018/19 budgets:-

(i)         Review of Current Financial Year’s Budget – 2018/19

This information was noted.

(ii)        To discuss and agreed Budget proposals for 2019/20 (to be submitted to Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee)

The budget submissions for 2019/20 were proposed and agreed as follows:-

4250    Policing                                                                       £70,000

4251    CCTV                                                                            £3,300

4270    Christmas Lights Switch-on Event                             £4,000

4271    Entertainments                                                              £3,000

4272    Additional Christmas Lights                                        £4,000

4205    Morley In Bloom                                                           £4,000

4290    Morley Arts Festival                                                     £2,500

4292    Morley Murals                                                               £1,500

4293    St George’s Tournament                                             £6,500

4294    Brass Band Competition                                              £2,000

4304    Community Grants                                                       £9,000

 

Total proposed budget for 2019/20                       £109,800

11.       To consider release of grants (included in 2018/19 budget)

(a)        £1,500 to Morley Murals

The release of the above grant was approved.

12.       To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

13.       Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting is on Thursday, 8th November 2018 at 7.00 pm.

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, 13TH SEPTEMBER 2018

1.         To Record Attendance
Present: Cllrs S Kimberley (Chairman), R Bell, A Dalton and N Bullock.  W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk), also attended.

2.         To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies received from:-  Cllrs S Varley and W Kidger.  Reasons given were noted.

3.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

Cllr A Dalton declared an ‘other’ interest in item 5(ii) (b) Leeds Youth Services, as he is a member of organisation which comes under the Youth Services remit.

4.         To approve minutes of the extraordinary meeting held on 25/7/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 25/7/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

5.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2018/19

This information was noted.

(ii)        Grant applications:-

(a)  Denshaws, Newlands and Rydals T.A.R.A.

This application was deferred to the next meeting.

(b)  Leeds Youth Services

Two representatives attended to present an application for a grant of £750 towards a planned trip to Keswick for 15 young people.  Participants would be undertaking various activities and trips as part of a team building exercise.

Following a discussion, it was agreed to award a grant of £750.

(c)   Morley W.I. – Rhubarb and Custard

Two representatives attended to present an application for a grant of £750 towards the costs of hiring a venue and costumes for a fashion show to raise fund for local mental health charity.

Following a discussion, it was agreed to award a grant of £750.

6.         To approve items(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 24/7/18 from the Office of the P&CC West Yorkshire for £16,794.00 re. contribution to PCSO’s Q1

This item of expenditure was agreed.

7.         To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

8.         Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting is on Thursday, 4th October 2018 at 7.00 pm.

 

MINUTES OF EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY 5TH JULY 2018

1.         To Record Attendance
Present: Cllrs S Kimberley (Chairman), R Bell, W Kidger, S Varley and N Bullock (late arrival).

W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk), also attended.

2.         To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for

Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Cllr A Dalton.

3.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

Cllr Bell gave an ‘other’ interest in item 9 (ii) (a) as he is a member of the Luncheon Club.

4.         To approve minutes of the meeting held on 5/7//18

The minutes of the meeting held on 5/7/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

The Chairman brought forward item 5.

5.         To review Committee Budgets.  Information needs to be noted when approving expenditure to be considered in item 6 (i) and (ii) below

The budgets were noted and reviewed. DTC advised members that dependent on the agreed to hold the Schools Music Festival, a charge for room hire would be incur which has been introduced by LCC and not accounted for in the 2018/19 budget request.  This additional cost is also applied to the Lantern Festival expenditure.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to review the Entertainment figure at the Budget Review taking into account room hire charges and a request be made to Finance, General Purpose and Strategic Committee for an additional sum of £1,000 to cover the shortfall on the Entertainments cost centre.

Cllr Bullock arrived during the above item.

6.         To discuss arrangements and approve appropriate expenditure in respect of:-

(i)         Pop-up cinema/Yorkshire Day – 4/8/18

Members were advised that a budget of £2,500 has been requested.

(ii)        Lantern Festival and Disco – 1/11/18

Members were advised that a budget of £450 has been requested.

The above budgets were proposed and agreed.

7.         To approve PCSO Agreement for Financial Year 2018/19 from West Yorkshire Police

Following a review and discussion the PCSO agreement was approved.

8.         To agree date for Schools Music Festival 2019

Following a discussion it was agreed to hold the Music Festival on Saturday, 23 March 2019.

DTC requested to book the Alexandra Hall and Morleian Room.

9.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2018/19

This information was noted.

Cllr Bell left the meeting at this point.

(ii)        Grant applications:-

Morley St Peter’s Luncheon Club

Two representatives attended to present an application for a grant of £750 to assist in the costs of taking 40 elderly members, with learning and mobility difficulties, to Flamborough for the day with entertainment and a meal.

Following a discussion, members agreed to award a grant of £750.

10.       To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

11.       Date and time of next meeting

An extraordinary meeting will be held on Thursday, 6th September 2018 at 7.00 pm.

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY 5TH JULY 2018

1.         Attendance and Apologies for Absence
Present: Cllrs S Kimberley (Chairman), R Bell, A Dalton and W Kidger.

K Hardwick (Morley & District Lions), G Fowler (Tingley Brass Band), PC R Chaplin, PCSO E Radley and PCSO M Neild (Morley NPT) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllrs N Bullock and S Varley.

2.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were no declarations of interest.

3.         To approve minutes of the meeting held on 7/6/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 7/6/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

The Chairman brought forward item 5.

5.         To receive feedback from:-

(i)         Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest – 17/6/18

G Fowler gave a verbal update.  Eleven bands had competed and the event went well.  The event may be held on a different date in 2019.

G Fowler and K Hardwick left the meeting at this point.

4.         To receive verbal report on Policing matters

It was reported that there had been a spate of shoplifting in the town centre, plus theft from a motor vehicle.  Two arrests had been made in connection with several shoplifting incidents.  Incidents of nuisance off-road bikers in the Newlands/Denshaws area.  Patrols have been increased as a deterrent.

Police representatives left the meeting at this point.

6.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2018/19

This information was noted.

(ii)        Grant applications:-

(a)  Morley Town AFC

Two representatives attended to present an application for a grant of £750 to purchase polo shirts, with club logo, for each members of the club.

Cllr Dalton left the meeting at this point.

(b)  Morley Cricket & Sports Club

Two representatives attended to present an application for a grant of £750 to assist with the costs of hiring the stage, sound and lighting equipment for Wickfest 2018, a charity fundraising annual event.

Following a discussion, members agreed to award grants as follows:-

(a)  Morley Town AFC – £750

(b)  Morley Cricket & Sports Club – £750.

7.         To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

8.         Date and time of next meeting

An extraordinary meeting will be held on Thursday, 26th July 2018 at 7.00 pm.

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY 5TH APRIL 2018

1.         Attendance and Apologies for Absence

Present: Cllrs R Bell (Chairman), W Kidger, S Varley, N Bullock, S Kimberley (late arrival) and N Dawson (late arrival).

W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk), PC D Wilson (NPT) and K Hardwick (Morley & District Lions Club) also attended.

There were no apologies.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

Cllr W Kidger declared an ‘other’ interest in item 8(ii) Grant application from Phoenix Dance Group as she has a close connection with the group and personally knows the applicants.

Cllr S Kimberley arrived at this point.

  1. To approve minutes of the meeting held on 1/2/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 1/2/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To receive verbal report on Policing matters

PC Wilson provided a verbal report to members including the new policing model introduced on 26/3/18; a new Sergeant had joined Morley NPT and Insp Ian O’Brien would be overseeing Morley, based at Elland Road.  Regarding burglaries from schools and local businesses, a suspect had been detained.  Theft from vans, which had had an upsurge in reported incidents has now dropped.

Cllr Dawson arrived at this point.

Burglary dwellings involved taking of goods and handbags but not car keys; figures of reported incidents was average for the force area, likewise thefts from shops.

PC Wilson left the meeting at this point.

  1. To discuss CCTV matters

(i)         CCTV report from LCC

This report was noted.

  1. To received feedback from:-

   (i)         Schools Music Festival – 24/3/18

Seven schools participated and the event was well supported by the families and friends of children taking part.  A suggestion was put forward to hold the music festival every two years; this was not supported.

(ii)        Easter Bonnet Parade and Competition

Due to the inclement weather, the event was held in the Church of the Nazarene.  Although only a small number of children entered the competition, the event was considered successful and it was proposed and agreed a donation of £100 be given to the Church for the hospitality extended at very short notice.  Morley Morrisons donated the prizes for the competition and both Briony (Communities Champion) and the Store Manager attended the event.

  1. To discuss arrangements for Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest – 17/6/18

K Hardwick reported that 14 bands would be taking part and the adjudicators were in place.  Carlton Scout group would be assisting with carrying signage boards and this year brochure printing costs had increased.

Cllr Bullock and K Hardwick (Morley Lions) left the meeting at this point.

         8.   To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2017/18

This information was noted.   

(ii)        Grant applications:

(i)     Phoenix Dance Group

Two representatives attended to present this application.  A grant of £750 had been requested towards the expenses for putting on a show in aid of two local charities.   Following a discussion, a grant of £750 was awarded.

  1. To discuss 2018 Heritage Open Days (Thursday, 6th to Sunday, 9th September or Thursday, 13th to Sunday, 16th September)

Following a discussion, it was agreed to hold the Heritage tours of the Town Hall on Saturday, 15th September 2018.  The Deputy Town Clerk was asked to submit appropriate details to Heritage re. the tours, and Cllr Kidger will speak with Dr C McManus regarding the walk to be held on Sunday, 16th September 2018.           

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 6/2/18 from Leeds City Council for £2,982.00 (plus VAT) re. CCTV Maintenance and Monitoring April 2017 to March 2018.

(ii)        Invoice dated 12/3/18 from the Office of the P&CC West Yorkshire for £33,696.00 re. contribution to PCSO’s Q3 and Q4.

The above items of expenditure were approved.

  1. To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, 3rd May 2018 at 7pm.

 

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2018

1.         Attendance and Apologies for Absence

Present: Cllrs R Bell (Chairman), W Kidger, S Varley, S Kimberley and A Dalton.

K Oakley (Town Clerk) and K Hardwick (Morley & District Lions Club) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr N Dawson.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

Cllr W Kidger declared an ‘other’ interest in item 7(ii) Grant application from Churwell Lions AFC, as she delivered the application.

Cllr S Kimberley declared an ‘other’ interest in item 7(ii) Grant application from Churwell Lions FC, as he personally knows the President.

  1. To approve minutes of the meeting held on 2/11/17

The minutes of the meeting held on 2/11/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To receive verbal report on Policing matters

            A police representative was not in attendance.

  1. To discuss CCTV matters

(i)         To receive update on CCTV matters from LCC

Members noted the information contained in the report that had been circulated.

  1. To discuss proposals for:-

It was agreed to bring item 6(iii) forward on the agenda.

(iii)       Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest

                        It was reported that 5-6 band had so far confirmed.

K Hardwick, Morley Lions, left the meeting at this point.

            (i)         Schools Music Festival and to agree associated expenditure- 24/3/18

It was noted that expenditure would be required in respect of certificate frames, sweets/crisps/drinks for children participating, and refreshments for visitors.

Note: as there is no budget for this expenditure, it was suggested that this be taken from the Entertainment budget.

(ii)        Easter Bonnet Parade & Competition

Following a discussion, it was determined that volunteers would be required for this event and also for the Schools Music Festival.  This is to be brought up at the next Full Council meeting.

  1. To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2017/18

This information was noted.

(ii)        Grant applications:

  • (i)   Churwell Lions FC

Three representatives attended to present this application.  A grant of £750 had been requested towards the cost of providing a football strip for 26 children.    Following a discussion, a grant of £750 was awarded.

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 22/1/8 from Leeds City Council for £275.00 re. hire of Alexandra Hall & Morleian Room for Schools Music Festival on 24/3/18.

Following a discussion, the Town Clerk was asked to investigate whether the charge in respect of room hire can be reduced or waived.

  1. To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

            The next scheduled meeting to be held on Thursday, 1st March 2018 at 7pm.

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY 4TH JANUARY 2018

1.         Attendance and Apologies for Absence
Present:  Cllrs R Bell (Chairman), W Kidger, S Varley, S Kimberley, N Bullock and A Dalton.   PCs M Sedgley and A Dennis (Morley NPT), G Fowler (Tingley Brass Band) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr N Dawson.

2.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

None were declared.

3.         To approve minutes of the meeting held on 2/11/17

The minutes of the meeting held on 2/11/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.

4.         To receive verbal report on Policing matters

Pc Sedgley provided a verbal update to members present.

Pc M Sedgeley, Pc A Dennis and Cllr Dalton left the meeting at this point.

5.         To discuss CCTV matters

(i)         To receive update on CCTV matters from LCC

Members noted the information contained in the report that had been circulated.

6.         To discuss feedback from Christmas Festival and Lights Switch-on 2/12/17 and to agree date and format for 2018 event

Members were advised the date would be Saturday, 1st December 2018 and format to be the same as 2017.

Cllr Dalton re-joined the meeting during the above item.

7.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2017/18

This information was noted.

(ii)        Grant applications:

(a)  Morley Fairtrade

Two representatives attended to present this application.  A grant of £500 had been requested towards the cost of printing advertising leaflets and banners.    Following a discussion, a grant of £500 was awarded.

8.         To receive verbal update on progress re. Befriending Service

Cllr Kidger gave a verbal update.

9.         To approve release of Grant of £2,500 to Morley Arts Festival including in 2017/18 budget

The release of the grant was approved.

10.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Donation of £200 to Meerkat ESU (Scouts) re. serving of refreshments and handing out Orders of Service at Remembrance Parade and Service.

It was agreed to give a £200 donation to the above Scout Group.

11.       To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

12.       Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting to be held on Thursday, 1st February 2018 at 7pm.

 

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, 2ND NOVEMBER 2017

1.         Attendance and Apologies for Absence
Present:  Cllrs S Kimberley (Deputy Chairman), S Varley, W Kidger and N Bullock (late arrival).

Pc M Sedgeley (Morley Police), K Hardwick (Morley Lions), Mr A Paver (agenda item 9), and K Oakley – Town Clerk also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllrs R Bell, N Dawson and A Dalton.

2.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

None were declared.

3.         To approve minutes of the meeting held on 5/10/17

The minutes of the meeting held on 5/10/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.

4.         To receive verbal report on Policing matters

Pc Sedgeley provided a verbal update to members present.

Cllr N Bullock arrived during the above item.

PC M Sedgeley left the meeting at this point.

It was agreed to bring forward item 9 on the agenda.

9.         To received verbal update on progress re. Befriending Service

Mr A Paver attended in respect of this item and Cllr W Kidger undertook to attend an arranged meeting for ‘South Leeds Live At Home’ on Tuesday, 28th November 2017 at 10am, at St Andrew’s Church, Old Lane, Beeston, together with Mr Paver.  A verbal update is to be provided to members following this meeting.

Mr A Paver left the meeting at this point.

It was agreed to bring forward item 8 on the agenda.

8.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(ii)        Grant applications:

(a)  LS27 FC

Two representatives attended to present this application.  A grant of £750 had been requested to take a team of 26 under 10’s to a weekend football tournament to be held at Butlins, Skegness.  Following a discussion, a grant of £750 was awarded.

(i)        Grants awarded to date in 2017/18

This information was noted.

5.         To discuss CCTV matters

(i)         To receive update on CCTV matters from LCC

Members noted the report that had been circulated.

6.         To discuss feedback from:-

(i)         Lantern Festival & Disco 26/10/17

The 2017 Lantern Festival & Disco were discussed.

7.         To discuss arrangements for:-

(i)         Christmas Festival and Lights Switch-on 2/12/17 and to agree associated expenditure

The Town Clerk reported that proposed expenditure, as provided by R Kennedy, Town Centre Manager of £3,603 in respect of the Christmas Festival and Lights Switch-on, was approved.

(ii)        To agree expenditure as per quotation from Leeds City Council for £3,870 (plus VAT) re. additional Christmas lights

Expenditure of £3,870 (plus VAT) as per quotation dated 10/10/2017 from

H Rhodes, Leeds Lights, LCC, was approved.  It was noted that this would mean a small overspend of £87 between the two budget headings 4270 – Christmas Lights switch-on event and 4272 – Additional Christmas lights.

10.       To discuss and agree Budgets for 2018/19 and review 2017/18 budgets: –

(i)         Review of Current Financial Year’s Budget – 2017/18

The current financial year’s budget was reviewed.

(ii)        To discuss and agree Budget proposals for 2018/19 (to be submitted to Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee)

The budget submissions for 2018/19 were proposed and agreed as follows:-

4250    Policing                                                                       £67,500

4251    CCTV                                                                            £3,300

4270    Christmas Lights Switch-on Event                        £3,900

4271    Entertainments                                                          £2,800

4272    Additional Christmas Lights                                   £3,900

4205    Morley In Bloom                                                       £4,000

4290    Morley Arts Festival                                                 £2,500

4291    Remembrance Festival & Service – to go to F, GP & Strategic

4292    Morley Murals                                                           £1,500

4293    St George’s Tournament                                         £6,500

4294    Brass Band Competition                                         £2,000

4304    Community Grants                                                  £6,000

Total proposed budget for 20187/19                                 £103,900

11.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 5/10/17 from Robrook Press Ltd for £87.00 (plus VAT) re. 3 x Poppy Appeal banners.

(ii)        Invoice dated 6/10/17 from Robrook Press Ltd for £80.00 (plus VAT) re. 2500 Poppy Appeal flyers.

Both of the above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

12.       To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

13.       Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting to be held on Thursday, 4th January 2018 at 7pm.

 

 

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, 7TH SEPTEMBER  2017

1.         Attendance and Apologies for Absence

Present:  Cllrs R Bell (Chairman), N Dawson, A Dalton and S Varley.

D George (Morley Lions) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr S Kimberley, W Kidger and N Bullock.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were no declarations of interest.

  1. To approve minutes of the meeting held on 6/7/19

Cllr N Dawson’s attendance at the 6/7/17 meeting had not been recorded.

Subject to the above amendment, the minutes of the meeting held on 6/7/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To receive verbal report on Policing matters

            No Police representative(s) were in attendance.   The Deputy Town Clerk was asked to find out when a police representative last attended a meeting.

  1. To receive Financial Update

The financial update was noted.

  1. To discuss feedback from:-

(i)         Yorkshire Day – 29/7/17

The Chairman advised members that the event had been well attended and the Mayor’s Charity had raised more than £300.

  1. To discuss arrangements for:-

(i)         Heritage ‘Open Days’ Tours – 9/9/17

The Chairman advised members that the Deputy Mayoress would provide  refreshments at the end of the two tours.

(ii)        Lantern Festival and Disco 26/10/17, and approve appropriate expenditure

Members were advised that it will be necessary to pay for room hire in line with a new LCC lettings policy.  In this respect, an invoice for £150.00 was tabled for the hire of the Alexandra Hall.  This expenditure was agreed.  D George from Morley Lions undertook to provide the trophies.  The Deputy Town Clerk undertook to email councillors regarding volunteers for the event.

  1. To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2017/18

This information was noted.

(ii)        Grant applications

There were no grant applications.

  1. To discuss arrangements for Schools’ Music Festival 2018 and possible associated expenditure – 24/3/18

Members were advised that there would be a charge for the hire of the Alexandra Hall and Morleian Room, and that no budget allocation had been made in the 2017-18 financial year, for this expenditure.  Volunteers would also be required for the event.

  1. To discuss progress of proposal submitted by Mr A Paver, as follows (submitted as a Public Question and Town Council agreed to support at its meeting held on 10/5/17):-

““The NHS has stated that more Care in the Community is urgently needed to take pressure off the over-stretched resources of the NHS.  Would Morley Town Council actively support my proposal to have a locally administered volunteer befriending service to support vulnerable housebound members of our community?”

Cllr Dawson gave a verbal report on a meeting of interested bodies, including Mr Paver and was waiting for information following this meeting.  Cllr Dawson will update members at the next meeting.

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 12/8/17 from Office of The Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire for £16,848.00 (no VAT) re. Contribution to 4 additional PCSO’s for April to June 2017.

(ii)        Invoice dated 15/8/17 from Robrook Press Ltd. for £29.00 (plus VAT) re. Banner for Poppy Appeal Concert.  (This is a retrospective request, as the banner has already been obtained.  Cllr Gettings is proposing that this expenditure be taken from A/c Code ‘4291 – Remembrance Festival and Service’.

The above items of expenditure were agreed.

  1. To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

            The next scheduled meeting to be held on Thursday, 5th October 2017 at 7pm.

MORLEY TOWN COUNCIL – MISSION STATEMENT

Morley Town Council is committed to ensuring the provision of a high standard of cost-effective and best value for money community services, which will enhance the quality of life for the residents of the area.